Projects 2009„Discover a better world for you!"
The Romanian Child Helpline and Romtelecom have launched, at national level, the awareness campaign „Discover a better world for you!", addressed mainly to children.
The awareness campaign aims at getting children familiar with the European harmonized number 116 111, free of charge in Romtelecom's network, they can call whenever in need of protection. When calling 116 111, children will also benefit from counseling from professionals, who will provide them with support in order to get over social, psychological and educational problems they face. The campaign is also addressed to parents who are encouraged to report cases of abuse towards children or any case of violation of children's rights.
The campaign has been also developed in schools from all over the country, in Romtelecom's shops, in Kaufland's hypermarkets chain, online and on radio. The radio spot is available here. The campaign's poster can be downloaded here.
The campaign launches, as well, the new website of our organization www.telefonulcopilului.ro, with an attractive design and detailed information both for parents and children. Children can discover the day and the night themes, offered by the new website. Moreover, the web page is now available also for persons with visual disorders, through a vocal application which reproduces the site content. The new website is available both in Romanian and English. The new design was possible in this original form due to X3 Studios Company through "Project 1000" and the implementation due to Romtelecom.
Gifts for more children
Between 23rd of January and 21st of February 2009, Asociația Telefonul
Copilului developed a large donations campaign and had the chance to
offer gifts to a number of 1019 children.
Following the donations campaign which took place between 5th of June and 3rd of August 2008, in the Easter Eve, for a number of 769 children, this is the second initiative of this kind and this time we succeeded to offer presents to more children, who were happy to receive sweets, toys and stationery.
The campaign was possible with the support of Mega Image supermarkets chain, having donated the sweets and the toys for children, and Romtelecom, having donated personalized notebooks, badges, puzzles, rulers and stickers, produced within the campaign „Discover a better world for you!”
The Child Helpline’s team offered the gifts to children living in the placement centers “Casa Sperantei” (sector 4, Bucharest) and “Sf. Nicolae” (sector 5, Bucharest), pupils from School no. 119 „Vasile Voiculescu" (sector 4, Bucharest), School no. 145 (sector 5, Bucharest), School no. 56 “Jose Marti” (sector 2, Bucharest), to children from “Regina Maria” Kindergarten (sector 2, Bucharest) and “Luminița” Kindergarten (sector 2, Bucharest).
The gifts were brought also in the rural areas, to children from Giurgiu county, attending School no. 4 in Draganeasca village, School “Trestieni” School and Kindergarten, also to children in need from Letca Noua village.
With the permission of the General Direction for Social Assistance and Child Protection Sector 5, Bucharest, we offered presents to all the children from foster care families.
The campaign continued and reached the children looked after in “M.S. Curie” Hospital, oncology, general surgery and orthopedics sections, who enjoyed the sweets, as well.
The last beneficiaries of the campaign are children included in the social projects assisted by ACSIS and “Children In Need” NGOs.
We would like to thank Romtelecom and Mega Image, in the name of both our organization and the children, who were delighted to receive the gifts. Together, we succeeded to make more children happy!